La Salle is one of four children. He has a B.F.A. Degree in theatre from New York University. In addition, he studied two years at Juillard. La Salle acted in many plays on and off Broadway. His big break came when he played "Mike Rivers" in the soap…more
Eriq has been included in seven nominations for Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards for his work on ER; from 1995-2001, the cast was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. They won the award in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999.
Eriq played Darryl Jenks in the Eddie Murphy movie Coming to America in which he sported a "jheri curl".
While on ER, Eriq appeared in six NBC The More You Know public service announcements on the topics of drug abuse, child abuse, family violence, mentoring, teacher appreciation, and violence prevention.
Eriq shares a birthday with Slash, the guitarist for Guns N' Roses, and professional baseball player Nomar Garciaparra.
Eriq did some on and off Broadway work to support himself until he became established as an actor.
Eriq participated in the first of Joseph Papp's Shakespeare productions at the Park theater company.
Eriq is a master in martial arts.
Eriq stands six feet two inches tall.
In the made for TV movie Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigaul Eriq played Diego.
In the movie Biker Boyz Eric played Tariq 'Slick Will'.
In 2005 Eric was seen as Doctor Peoples in the movie Inside Out.
Eriq was born in Harford, Connecticut.
Eriq La Salle: (During an EInsiders.com interview by Jonathan W. Hickman; September 28, 2002) There are stories within the universe, in the world, that need to be told, that need to be populated with more minorities. The Sixth Sense is not a good white film. Insomnia is not a good white film. They're just good films. So why we can't we have good films that happen to have black people, or Asian, or Latino, or any other minority group in them?
Eriq La Salle: Acting, directing and producing in a film when you have no budget and only nineteen days makes it extremely, extremely difficult.